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Eleanor Worthington Cox Bio: From Age, Family, Movies To TV Shows

By Mahesh Nath | On: 31 Jan, 2020
Eleanor Worthington Cox Bio: From Age, Family, Movies To TV Shows

Eleanor Worthington Cox is a British actress best known for her performance as Matilda in Matilda, the Musical on the West End stage, and for playing the role of Janet Hodgson in the horror drama TV series, The Enfield Haunting

Moreover, she was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Matilda the Musical. With the title, she holds the record for the youngest recipient of the prestigious Oliver award at the age of 10. Additionally, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2016 British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for her role in The Enfield Haunting

Eleanor Worthington Cox’s Bio: Age & Parents

Eleanor Worthington Cox was born as Eleanor Winifred Worthington-Cox on 21st June 2001 in Merseyside, England, UK. 

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She is the youngest of three children born to Andrew Cox and Jill Worthing Cox. He has two older brothers, Benjamin Allan Cox and Joshua John Cox. 

Eleanor Worthington Cox with her mother, Jill Worthington Cox on 2nd March 2018 (Source: Eleanor Worthington Cox's Instagram)

She was enrolled at the Formby School of Performing Arts in Liverpool. Later, she went to a school in Crosby, Merseyside.

Career (Movies & TV Shows)

Eleanor Worthington Cox made her film debut by playing the role of an eight-year-old girl in the dark fantasy movie, Maleficent. Next year, she made the first TV show appearance by portraying the recurring role of Molly Whitaker in the TV Mini-Series, Cucumber

Then in 2015, she played the role of Janet Hodgson in the TV series, The Enfield Haunting. Moreover, she was also cast in the recurring role of Polly in the TV series, Hetty Feather, and also appeared as Young Janine in the short documentary Nazi Boots

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2016 saw her in a short video, Archway 0173, where she played the character of Young Isabelle Greer. Then in 2018, she appeared as Boogie in the film, Action Point. In the same year, she landed her breakthrough role as Gwen in the dark thriller movie, Gwen

From 2017 to 2019, she starred in the TV series, Britannia, where she performed the recurring role of Cait.

Interesting Facts: 

  • Eleanor Worthington Cox has not got any formal training yet. 

  • In her early life, she thought that she would follow her mother into law. 

  • She frequently thanks her family members for all the support and love. Talking to The Irish Times, she said, “I have two older brothers who have always been able to take over as chaperone and make sure I’m safe and happy when my mum has been at work. I have always felt looked after.”

  • Even though she goes to new places during her shooting, she spends most of her time in her village, Formby, north of Liverpool. All of her family live there, and she also performs some plays in her village since she was five or six-years-old. 

  • In addition to her movies and TV shows performance, she has played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird at Regents Park Open Air Theatre.

  • She has also played Blousey Brown in a 2015 production of Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith and Jess in Tomcat at Southwark Playhouse.


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